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Zoya Waliany is a Plan II and Government senior in the Arabic Flagship Program.
Stepping down from the soapbox
May 2, 2012
I have always loved writing, but between typing papers and my Plan II thesis, I had forgotten that love.
Building from the University's racist past
April 30, 2012
The “legacy of the Confederacy” can be found throughout campus — but hardly anyone notices.
Point-Counterpoint: The push for a sweatshop-free UT
April 25, 2012
Two different views are offered concerning the arrests of 18 protestors associated with the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition.
Taking a lesson from a walk-out
April 9, 2012
50 students were suspended for walking out of their Detroit high school to stage a protest demanding higher quality education.
Cultivating personal beliefs in college
March 29, 2012
Rick Santorum has made countless outlandish remarks targeting dozens of groups in the nation.
Explore the rooting of recruiting
March 21, 2012
Former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith deems the environment of the company as "toxic and destructive."
Celebrate progress toward gender equality
March 7, 2012
Conservative political talk-show host Rush Limbaugh finally entered the debate about contraceptive coverage last week.
Promoting equal marriage rights
February 29, 2012
A county judge in Dallas is making waves in the headlines for her policies regarding performing marriage ceremonies.
Protecting women's access to affordable health care
February 22, 2012
The tremendously important and oddly controversial topic of women’s health has again sparked a debate in America.
Assisting refugees in acclimating to Austin
February 15, 2012
Hundreds of Austinites participated in the Ride for Refuge to raise funds for nonprofits that benefit refugees.
Challenging legacy bias in admissions
February 9, 2012
Rather than simply accepting a large percentage of legacy applicants, universities should admit students based on merit.
A federal safety lock on weapon wielders
January 25, 2012
UT students can rest assured that measures to allow students to carry guns on campus will not be permitted.
Add flexibility to registration
January 16, 2012
Many students may find themselves stuck in unsatisfying classes based on a decision made several months earlier.
Propelling education beyond the classroom
December 5, 2011
The benefit of Teach for America is the raised capability of education reform in the future leaders of America.
From Wall Street to the Main Mall
November 27, 2011
Waves of protests spread across the globe over the last year from Egypt to Greece, demonstrating the strength of the human spirit.
Moving from perfunctory to policy
November 20, 2011
Saturday Night Live sketches detracts from our understanding of what GOP candidates are promoting.
Making an exception to the rule
November 14, 2011
The new "one-time exception" rule eases everyone's midterm stress.
Discrimination and Texas' brand and prattle
November 6, 2011
The latest villain of America comes in many forms but can best be summarized by a single phrase: “Dirka dirka!”
Lobby to effect change
October 30, 2011
The 150 state representatives and 31 state senators are not simply in office to pass questionable legislation; they are here for our use, too.
Unlocking knowledge, empowering minds
October 16, 2011
Countless university students have lamented their heavy amount of homework, wishing to take interesting classes without the burden of assignments.
Rick Perry: Under-qualified and uninformed
October 6, 2011
Rick Perry has recently been dropping in his approval ratings.
Transforming gender roles in higher education
October 3, 2011
American women need to increase their visibility in technological areas.
Race in admissions: maintaining a vibrant, diverse student body
September 25, 2011
Two white students denied admission to UT in 2008 have filed a lawsuit against the University alleging discrimination.
Name the SAC after Margaret C. Berry
September 18, 2011
A group of students are campaigning to rename the SAC after Berry in an effort to honor her tireless dedication and loyalty to the University.